Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League on Wednesday condemned the looting and vandalism of shops and stalls in the Johannesburg central business district by protesting schoolchildren.
“We remind everyone who plans to organise a march to remember that there is a responsibility that goes with a right to express the demands or grievances,” league spokesman Bandile Masuku said in a statement.
“Property and people's lives should be protected and safeguarded at all times.”
The students, led by the Congress of SA Students (Cosas), marched from Park Station around 2pm on Wednesday to the education department building on Albertina Sisulu street. They then moved to the Gauteng legislature, before returning to Park Station.
They reportedly handed over a memorandum of demands to education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.